I am frequently asked this question. Even my fellow professionals debate this issue. I have decided to dedicate my first Moving Ahead blog entry to this topic
In my opinion computer games can be a helpful addition to treatment by focusing on practicing specific skills. So while you typically get better at a specific game, you are not necessarily improving overall function. That’s not always a bad thing – for some folks it is a good starting point, but it is not a complete solution by any means.
For optimum success your treatment should be specific to your unique needs. The reality is that each individual learns differently.
While there are lots of options, I will only list a few today. First, I do not wish to confuse anyone by listing too many choices.
Second, if you are aware of the underlying reason why you are playing a game, you will more likely use this skill in your daily routine. You will find for every game listed below, the deficits this activity is targeting.
I will suggest a few games at a time; I will update my recommendations on a regular basis via email (hard copies available if requested) and by blog postings.>> Read more